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Synonyms for erosion

Synonyms for erosion

(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

a gradual decline of something

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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it placed its double-'A'-plus counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Toronto-based Sun Life Assurance of Canada (Sun Life) on CreditWatch with negative implications because of Standard & Poor's view that Sun Life's operating performance and capital strength, though both very strong, are increasingly susceptible to some marginal erosion because of the company's exposure to sustained challenging equity-market conditions through its wealth-management businesses.
The primary rating concerns consist of the performance deterioration of the Products and International Bowling Center businesses, the marginal erosion of lineage experienced by both the U.
In three cases of inflammatory arthritis with evidence of bilateral SI joint changes, symmetrical joint space reduction, marginal erosions, and marrow oedema was observed in 100% cases.
A radiograph of the feet revealed a classic 'punched-out' lytic lesion, marginal erosions, and an associated overhanging edge at the distal metatarsals.
The typical radiographic findings of RA include periarticular osteopenia and marginal erosions.